I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 10 years ago. Way back when, when I was in my early 20s I was told I had prediabetes. I was very fit, very active and ate well at the time. In my late 40s it caught up with me.
My diabetes had progressed quickly and I was on 7 injections a day, 5 of insulin and 2 of Victoza. And I gained weight because as my endo said, insulin definitely can cause weight gain in Type 2s. I could never get my A1C below 7.
Thanks to my doctor I'm now on only 2 injections of Victoza, have lost 30 pounds (need about 20 more to get to ideal weight) and am coming off my blood pressure meds. She expects my to be off of Victoza by October and she expects my diabetes to be completely reversed.
I had been on every diet around, and this doc gave me the strictest I've ever been on. The fact that she took me off mealtime insulins right from the start what a huge motivator for me to stick with it. Then the 2x/daily long acting insulins were removed. And it's enough to keep me going for the rest of my life.
Talk to your doctor about diet. They may be able to help.
- 4/18/2016 3:05:03 PM